Saturday, January 15, 2011

It's My Party Blog Hop!!

Welcome, welcome!! I'm so glad that you joined us for Alex's It's My Party Hop! I was so honored and excited when she asked me to be a part of the hop - thanks, Alex! :)

You should be coming from fabulous Scrappin_3deeschik - thanks Meighen for another great project! If you have lost your way you can always return to the beginning at You Had Me at Craft.

My projects today are re-usable buffet labels. I use the rectangular "top-note" cut from Lacy Labels to make the base and 2 layers. I used my gypsy to size them so the blown layer is a thin frame around the center section. The base layer is 3"x 2.41", brown layer is 2.66" x 2.14" and the center is 2.55" x 2.05". I inked both of the cream layers.


Next I used a Purple Cow laminator on all of the cards - I cut them out, leaving a thin border of the laminate. I love that little machine!

I wanted to show you a few options on how you could use them. The top 2 pictures show clear address labels and the bottom 2 are dry erase markers. Since the cards are laminated you can remove the labels or erase the marker and use them over and over.

I found the gold ornament photo/place card holders at Michael's after Christmas for $1.65 (6 of them) - what a steal. They are a little on the formal side so I went hunting for something for colorful and fun... then I found these little cuties! The Matryoska dolls (or Russian nesting dolls) are from Cost Plus World Market - I am giving away a set of them away as my blog candy! Just leave me a comment and a way to get a hold of you if you win. :)


Thank you for visiting me today - I hope that you are learning lots of new ways to use paper crafting for your next party! The next stop on the hop is the wonderful Nicole at Canadian Nickel Scrap'n.

Festive {{{ HUGS }}}!

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My Creative Time said...

WOW, what a GREAT idea!!! Love it!!
Big Gypsy hugs,
Emma;)

Pink Cricut said...

I will definitely have to try this sometime Mel!! :) Great idea!

CricutLvr!! said...

Great job with the labels. These are so cute!!

Melissa Bell said...

Great idea. Thanks for sharing :)

Juicy Creations said...

Love the labels.. Great job.. TFS
Theresa
Juicycreations808@gmail.com

Alli said...

Fantastic idea, the labels are adorable, I must get "Lacy Labels"!!

Glora said...

You always have such fun and unique ideas. I absolutely love it. TFS. me(at)glorajean(dot)com

Lisa said...

Oh, I love this idea! Thanks so much for sharing!

Lisa
prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com

Rachel Miller said...

Great job! Thank you so much for sharing.

Rachel
rachelspapercrafts.blogspot.com

Grandma Wendy said...

Great idea! Thank you for sharing.

beanie said...

very cute idea

tHiS BuG's GoTTa GiVe said...

Very cute ideas Mel , I lived that you used a laminator :) great idea
*Emmy*
cricutmama2four@gmail.com

Evelyn said...

Awesome idea. TFS
evl14512 at gmail.com

- - Sheryl - - said...

cute project - this is a great hop - thanks
luv2scrap44 at yahoo dot com

ladydi47 said...

What an awesome idea! I can't wait to use it! Thanks for sharing!
I'm a follower.
Diana B.
crb underscore deb at bellsouth dot net

scrappin_3rdeeschik said...

How Cute Mel. I love the idea. :D
HUGS
Meighen

Nicole said...

Great project Mel and need that little Cow thingy.

http://canadiannickelscrapn.blogspot.com/

Lesley from WI said...

This is the cutest idea! Thanks for sharing....love it!

tmpeavy said...

A great idea! Thanks! I need the laminator!
Thanks!
teresap12@yahoo.com

Jenn said...

Great idea to label your dishes!!!!

Donna said...

What a unique and festive idea! TFS.
djhu98 AT aol DOT com

Jessica said...

What a cute idea:-) TFS
Jessica
Thecreativestamperspot.blogspot.com

Pammejo said...

What a great idea. Thanks for sharing
pammej1@yahoo.com
http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogsot.com/
I am already a follower

Dizzylizzy said...

AWESOME PROJECTS!!!!
DEBG451 AT AOL DOT COM

Tami B. said...

This is a really cute idea. TFS

Daisylove Creations said...

Wow, what a great idea!! Just love it, TFS!!
Diana
Daisylovecreations.blogspot.com
daisylove1020@gmail.com

hkatmom said...

Love it!!
Lynda
jlhalovingood@comcast.net

Scrapnatic said...

Very good idea!! I will have to remember that for my next party!!

Angie said...

Great idea especially with themed parties...love those ones people name their Halloween food! The nesting dolls are fab!
aidensmom2005 at aol dot com

Kristi said...

Using this idea on your countertop would tell everyone what you are having for dinner without needing to see their dislike face, lol.

Carrie's Corner said...

This is a GREAT idea! Way to be green and reuse the tags! TFS!
Carrie
cau0617 at yahoo dot com

Aimee said...

This is so helpful at parties, I use them all the time! :) I'm a follower.

Darlene said...

That is an awesome idea! So cute and definitely needed at parties! TFS

Darlene
desaucier at bellsouth dot net

girlia said...

Awesome project Melanie. Love it

Cherylann's "Outta-My-Mind " said...

What a great idea, thanks for sharing it.
Cherylann (prinkles)
prinkles@woh.rr.com

Vicki said...

What a cute idea. Thanks for sharing.

vwilson577 at yahoo dot com

Erika Valdez said...

Great idea!! I am loving this hop i am getting so many ideas for my daughters birthday! TFS

Erika
cricutlove1@yahoo.com

Kimberly said...

Great idea. Thanks for sharing.
www.canadiancraftcorner.blogspot.com

Kristen said...

I love your labels! Thanks so much for sharing!

ReinasMomma said...

Very cool! Thanks for sharing! chrisbrown1973@hotmail.com

gram7creator said...

I can't believe I didn't think of this!! thank you for sharing, I would love those little Russian dolls, if I don't win I will try to find them Thanks so cute
gram gram 66 at gmail dot com

Debc06 said...

What a great idea, This would be really great for those potlucks at work.
TFS Have a wonderful weekend.
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

2 Chicks on a Limb said...

Love your project! Always looking for projects that can be used more than once!

Vickie
vchamness@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

This is a great idea for parties, and get togethers.

Charna
charnascarpati@hotmail.com

Kristy said...

What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing!
http://scraptasticalkreations.blogspot.com/

Adrea said...

That's a great idea! An easy fun touch to the meal!

Cathie w said...

Great Idea and whata cute giveaway as well

TFS!!!

Cathie
scraphappycat@gmail.com

Bonnie Patterson said...

Cute Idea and TFS.

Kathy's-Krafts said...

I have to go get that laminator....
kgprevost(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
http://kathyskraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

BurningRubber said...

What a great project. Thanks for sharing. I love the matrioshka dolls. So cute!

Julie L. said...

Thanks for the great inspiration!

Julie L.
jlearned at charter dot net

artnsoul said...

Wow! What a great idea for a party. A good idea for table setting. I could use this also for seatting tags or lables. Thanks!

Nadia's Beautiful Mess said...

What a fabulous, thrifty idea!!!

Jenny said...

Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing :)

Becky said...

what a cool idea
hugs
poochietooatgmail.com

Melissa said...

What a cute idea! Those nesting dolls are adorable!!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Pookie said...

very cool idea, I may try this.

pookie
moonqueen69@yahoo.com

Susi said...

Such a very unique idea! Super cute!

mitch1066 said...

I dont often hop but im addicted to this one,every blog has been so creative,love it!!

mitch1066@gmail.com

liz at liz's paper loft said...

what a great idea! pretty and time saving! my kind of project!
liz :o)

ScrapChcia said...

What a great project! TFS! :)

Stephanie said...

What a unique idea, people ALWAYS ask "what is this?"...now they don't have to. woohoo. Good idea!

Stephanie
txzgirl33@aol.com

scrapperbecka said...

Great idea and so much fun!

Janis said...

You are so clever! Love this. :) Janis northrose@slowar.com

Dawn, RI said...

What a clever idea. Will have to use it sometime ... Love the dry erase. Dawn RI
abosoffit@hotmail.com

Jamie said...

cute idea, TFS!

Krista said...

Matryoska dolls are all the rage, aren't they?!
I am a new follower.
I also have a blog: www.KrsitasPaperCafe.com and would be honored if you would drop by sometime.

Karen said...

Wow what a super cute idea. karen_schluter at hotmail dot com

joni said...

Such a great idea!!! We have a lot of buffets at church and these would be perfect!!! Thanks so much!
hugs,
joni

arcocha at yahoo dot com

RLS Innovations said...

What a cute idea. Everyone likje to know what they are getting ready to eat.

Sue
rolfe974@prodigy.net

Jamie said...

this is super cute.. and such a great idea.. very different! thanks for sharing.
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

stefeni said...

What a great idea! Those place holders are so cute too.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Sherri said...

great project!!

http://crafty1mommy.blogspot.com
Design Team Member for Treasure Box Designs

SherriC103@aol.com

Two Scraptastic Gals said...

Um, I'll take some of that banana pudding with some extra whip lol. This is a good Idea and I thank you for coming up with it. I wish more people labled there food at buffets/potlucks, so we dont have to play the quessing game :)

TFS,
Meriah

paula said...

oh my gosh, I loved this idea. I have to make some of these. GREAT WONDERFUL IDEA!!! thanks for sharing. faithful2god_2000@yahoo.com

Kristin said...

What a great idea! Especially seeing our functions generally always have similar menus!

Thanks for sharing!
Kristin
ksully4597 at gmail dot com

Joana said...

Great idea! Love your little lables :) Thank you for sharing!

postaisdajoana at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

I always wondered about that laminator!! :) Great job! I would love to do this project how handy!
Kimberly- usafwifey20 at yahoo dot com

Alicia said...

Great idea! Thanks!
bubblz190 at hotmail dot com

terriennz said...

HOW EXCITING! You have A LOT of awesome prizes! I'm already a follower. :) Thanks for a chance to win!

Terrie Barroso
terriennz@att.net
crafteecards.blogspot.com

mamawcindy said...

This is a really cute Idea. So Creative. Thanks for sharing. :0)
cindymarshall63@hotmail.com

tammy said...

What a clever idea!! Thanks!

tammyd0228atmsndotcom

Jo Ann V said...

love this idea . thanksf or lsharing.
http://craftywithjoann.blogspot.com

Gabriela Sandoval said...

I like the labels. They are always great at parties.

Gabriela

gaby@hispaniclifestyle.com

scrappinmomma said...

very Beautiful. TFS

http://ikolinda-scrappinmomma.blogspot.com

Candy said...

Fabulous idea. Thanks so much for sharing. Now you are tempting me to buy a purple cow.

candida@q.com

The Crafty Aunt! said...

What a neat idea!!
opolski07@gmail.com

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

These are so fun and fabulous! what a great idea too! I can't tell you how many times I've been at a gettogether and someone notoriously asks "what is THAT?" LOL it would be nice to have a card out in front of it. Perfect! TFS!

MyNeed2Craft said...

Love this idea. Thanks. ~Terri

Jillian Vance said...

Cute!
princessandthepaper.blogspot.com
ajillianvancedesign@gmail.com

Happy Scrapper said...

very creative!! tfs

Stephanie said...

Very nice, thank you for the great idea!
steph4575@msn.com

Tanya said...

Love this idea!! TFS :)

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

The Crazy Cardmaker said...

Really neat idea =) TFS

l.a.nikolaisen at gmail dot com
www.crazycardmaker.blogspot.com

Lezlye said...

Great idea Mel!
what a fun fun hop

Karen Y said...

Great idea, thank you for sharing it with us.

Nancy said...

Wonderful Idea!! Thanks for sharing!

jenni said...

Great idea, I love that so original!
jpshirley@ymail.com

Sandy said...

Great idea!!! I'm gonna try this at the next potluck dinner, love the dry erase idea!!! TFS

Lynn said...

great project, very unique and useful, thanks for sharing

nygator95 at gmail dot com

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

This is a potluck pazzie project - and so practical! TFS!

Mama LoveBug from LoveBug Creations
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

AmyWilliams said...

What a GREAT idea!!! Got to do this!! TFS!
awilliams2575 at gmail dot com

pinkyswr said...

thats a cool idea, cant wait to do this!!

pinkyswrspaper at gamil dot com

Colleen said...

What a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

Rainbow Designs at huntel dot net

Heather said...

So cool! Love that idea. I am definitely getting lots and lots of ideas. An incredible blog hop

Hugs,
Heather from princesspaperprojects at yahoo dot com

Kim said...

Those are adorable! Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

Courtney Bosarge said...

very cool project and so creative. thanks for sharing

SandraMc said...

LOVE this idea. I don't have a laminator but I will be checking out the purple cow right away. Thanks
mcclusks at bellsouth dot net

Victoria said...

I love making things that can be laminated and used again!

vmegginson at gmail dot com

quilt4fun2 said...

I love this idea. I have not seen this before and the dolls are wonderful holders. Thank You for sharing in the hop and for chances to win great prizes.
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Karen said...

I have never seen these at our michaels before. They are really cute. Thanks for the info. I'm sure having fun on this blog hop.

LaLa said...

Cute idea!

~Lauren
queen_lade at yahoo.com

Dandylicious Creates said...

great idea! New follower here thanks for the chance to win!

Julie said...

What a neat idea! Love it! Thanks for sharing it with us!
Hugs, Julie
juliemuse48@iendeavor.com

Shawnee said...

A practical and useful idea. TFS!

Shawnee
http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Great idea, Mel!

Hugs,
Saundra :)

Anna said...

What an awesome idea. Would be great also at like a church dinner. Love this.
Thanks so much for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Becky said...

What a unique idea! These are just adorable!

TFS

becky.mayhewlear AT gmail DOT com

FB fan page Becks Cricards

Auntie Marg said...

Those are so cute and what a great idea..wonderful job

Scrappin' Sista said...

Awesome. This is so creative and easily created. TFS and the chance to win!

Christel a.k.a. Scrappin' Sista
www.onescrappinsista.blogspot.com

Cristi said...

What a super cute idea!!! How creative!
Big HUGS
Cristi

mygirlzandzanderock@gmail.com

Linda S said...

Excellent idea!! Thanks for sharing!

Ashley said...

Love your idea!! It is wonderful! Never would have thought of that.

Ashley
ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

Reneeleeak said...

What a great idea! I like the idea of using the dry erase markers. Very clever. ☺
Thanks for sharing with us!
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

Elisha said...

Great idea!!

~Elisha
elishacarter at msn dot com

Julie said...

Great idea. I must say I am very jealous if you have a World Market near you. Our closest one used to be about an hour away, but closed
:( I love that store and your Matryoska doll placecard holders are adorable.

BTW...I have the same dish. LOL Did you get yours from your Mom too?

Julie

juliemccrary at hotmail dot com

PS...thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday!

Dee said...

Melanie, I love this project. It is a wonderful idea. I am a new follower. TFS.

Jordy said...

Great idea!

TiaKeas said...

A very interesting idea!! Thank-you..

Trish said...

A really lovely idea.

http://chloecards.blogspot.com/

Elaine said...

Great idea, they look great!

thanks for sharing:)

ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com

...a/k/a DJScrappiness... said...

What a great idea! Tfs!

Doris @ djscrappiness.com

Auntie Em said...

Love the label idea! Great for adding notes for folks with food allergies as well!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Debra said...

Love the idea....gonna have to use that one!

shanna13 said...

Very cute, great project! TFS Susan
shanna13@frontiernet.net

Sarah said...

What an amazing idea-- you are sooooo creative! Thank you for sharing this with all of us!

Meagan said...

This is such a great idea! I definitely need a laminator.

Meagan
beyondpaperdesigns.blogspot.com

brittmartin0910 said...

So cute Thank you for the chance to win

brittmartin1288@yahoo.com

Cheryl Gaffney said...

I love the idea of labeling buffet dishes!! And those nesting dolls.... adorable! :)

Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com
cplamond@hotmail.com

kraftykat157 said...

Good idea. I think I try that the next time I have a buffet party
TFS
kraftykat157@gmail.com

CA Scrapper said...

What a fantastic idea, I will have to try them.


cascrapper at gmail dot com

Linda said...

That is a great idea.

Tanya said...

What a GREAT idea!!! Love it!!!

Hugs,
Tanya
freddylswillima@windstream.net

Roxanne said...

Lovely - I really like this idea.
kcmarlowe at hotmail dot com

Littigs said...

Great Idea...I love these.

Scrap'n Yamma said...

What a great idea! Thank you for sharing!

craftaholic said...

Very incredible Idea!! I love it!! TFS!!!

http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
Rexann

Cindylu2u said...

This is a wonderful idea, we're always doing potlucks with friends, will have to do this!! Thanks
Cindy
miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

JerseyJenn said...

What a wonderful idea! I have several sets of placecard holders that I rarely use. Now I have a whole new idea for them. Thanks!

felkatz said...

cute idea!!!

tfs

felkatz at gmail dot com

Angela R said...

So cute and soo creative! Thank you so much for sharing!
Contact Info: incase I get luckey enough to win those amazing candy prizes!
email: arebori0204@gmail.com
New Blog: I love new friends come check me out if you get a chance! Its fairly new, so not to many things yet!

Samantha said...

This is a great idea! I will be using this for my next potluck! alaskagirl2002 at hotmail dot com

Lisa W said...

I love buffett markers. There isnothing mire embarrassing as being at a pot luck and asking what something is and the person who made it is standing next to you.

buglvr2010 said...

This is a fantastic idea! I love this...this would be great at our house at Christmas...so many dishes...everyone is always asking what is what.

Diana said...

THis looks like fun.

dianaherrera at comcast dot net

Robin said...

Anything reuseable is always awesome!
Robin
jellybean_82@cox.net

forpahl5 said...

supper cool idea! I have to start to think outside the box!

forpahl5atgmaidotcom

rcz28 said...

Very good idea, TFS.
rcz28@aol.com

Carrie K said...

What a fabulous idea!! And I love that they are re-usable!!
Carrie
carriedan1 at live dot com

Jessica said...

What a cute idea!

Crafting Katie said...

What a great idea! Super cute!

SpantastiKreations said...

These nesting dolls are perfect for this.

TFS,
Erin
spantastikreations@yahoo.com
http://www.spantastikreations.blogspot.com/

Kerry--Momma K said...

Great project! I got a laminator for Christmas. TFS
Kerry

kerrysmith at rogers dot com

Barbara said...

Wonderful idea!!!!! Perfect for parties!!!
http://barbaras-crafty-corner.blogspot.com/

The Crazy Life of a Navy Wife said...

Great idea! I wish my laminator wasn't broken :(
Thanks for sharing!
cporter519 at yahoo dot com

WAM Family said...

Wow, great idea, I am going to have to pull out my Laminator. TFS

Kathryn
wamfamily(at)surewest(dot)net

CraftyTipster said...

So adorable! What a neat way to dress up, add whimsy and be functional all at the same time! TFS :O)

Jessica said...

What a great idea, I would love to give them as a gift!

jessi66266(at)gmail.com
bakingupcrafts.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

Such a great idea!


Melissa
dolfnz777 at yahoo dot com

*Star said...

Awesome idea!! Tfs and have a great day. :)
star24601 at gmail dot com
starspaperpassion.blogspot.com

VICTORIA said...

What a cute idea i love it. what an awesome blog candy too. TFS
win_or_lose52@hotmail.com or
http://victoriasjunk.blogspot.com

Marlene said...

My Gypsy finally came home this week after being re-serialized for 6 weeks so now I can try all the fabulous ideas with sizing and spacing. TFS. Great idea, too!

Anne said...

What a cute idea! Love the little Matryoska dolls! They are adorable. Love your idea to laminate the cards to make them reusable.

Anne
lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com
Trinkets-n-Treasures.Artfire.com

SpunkyOne said...

Cute idea Mel! I follow all your creations, you are very talented!

Thanks for the hop!
Debi
2spunky4u@bresnan.net

Mary said...

Cool idea!!!!Thank you for the chance to win!
mhalford6 @aol. com

Cathy said...

What a clever idea, wish I had seen those after Christmas sales.
Cathy S
seashore@telus.net

Simply Sweet by Sharon said...

I love how you made labels for the food. I will have to try that for the next party.

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love the idea of having reusable labels for a potluck buffet. Too many times i wonder what is the pot.

Kathy
Katsews at gmail dotcom

Yours TruLee, Ann Marie said...

VERY CUTE! btw my husbands favorite is Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip! I make it often!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Yours TruLee

Ann Marie
annmarielee at gmail dot com
http://cardsbyyourstrulee.blogspot.com

Heather said...

What a great idea! TFS!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Joy said...

So appreciate your creativity and time you spend sharing with all of us! Big Hugs!

Joy

Cassandra said...

Love the labels. Thanks for sharing

missyb22 at hotmail dot com
cassandra-berry10.blogspot.com

Teresa said...

great idea
teresab1105 at yahoo dot com

Kim said...

Great Idea! I should use this Idea at church carry ins!
I'm a follower!
~Kim
http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com
kfordyce6638 at gmail.com

My Quilling Nest said...

Such an awesome idea! Thank you for the inspiration.
Hugs,
Linda

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Very cute idea!

Nicole said...

Very cute!!! Great idea.
Nicole
nacasteel@yahoo.com

halomom said...

What a practical suggestion. Would love those little dolls. Keeping my fingers crossed.
haloheidi at comcast dot net

christana08 said...

What a great idea! I love ideas like this! TFS
chris.tana08 @ hotmail . com

aremus said...

Great idea with the labels!! TFS!!

amandaremus at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

I would have never thought of doing that! Thanks for the tip!

paperbutterflies AT sbcglobal DOT net

My Hideaway said...

OMGoodness... My mother-in-law does catering, and this would be a perfect thing for her! Thanks for sharing! New follower =-)

Olivia
ojdorman at gmail dot com
ojdorman.blogspot.com

FMonty said...

Cute idea!!!

annetteasalinas said...

Great idea... I'm a new follower.

AnnetteASalinas@aol.com

Luv 2 Create said...

Fabulous idea Melanie and so useful. Love how your labels turned out.
Marcie

Glitter Fantasies said...

Hmmm well I am handmaking all of the holiday cards and tags for next year. Those would be a cute thing to make for hostess as we all bring something and it is always a what is this ??

TFS
jmpresearch @ gmail.com

Sandy's Simple Crafts said...

Great idea. I love the idea of laminating them and using dry erase markers. Thanks for sharing.
sandyford77 at sbcglobal dot net

Alecia said...

What a great idea! I absolutely have to scraplift this!

linda said...

what a cute festive idea, I'd think they could be used for other times than Christmas too.
Linda
mybest2dogs@yahoo.com

Kris said...

What a great idea! And to be able to use them year after year is so cool! TFS!
Off to the next blog!
Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

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